José Ricardo Taveras Blanco was appointed as Minister for Migration on March 5 2011.
José Ricardo is the Secretary General of the Party Fuerza Nacional Progresista (FNP).
He has been elected Member of the Congress for two periods (2002-2006 and 2006-2010).
He is a former Vice President of the regional organization Unión de los Partidos Latinoamericanos (UPLA). A regional association of the International Democrat Union (IDU).
José Ricardo has been President of the National Congress bicameral Committee for the reform of the Penal Code of the Dominican Republic.
He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Academy of Law.
José Ricardo is former Vice Chairman and current Member of the Law Bar of the Dominican Republic.
He is former Chairman of the Ethics and Transparency Committee of the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers for Central America and the Caribbean (Foro de Poderes Legislativos de Centro América y el Caribe, FORREL)
José Ricardo was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Together with his two sisters, he was raised by his parents in the values of hard work, integrity and respect towards others.
He is the father of three children: Ricardo, Alejandro and Liana.